Digital copy of Officer's Report by Civilian Investigator Joseph Peter Cunningham to the Senior Investigating Officer of Operation Rectangle relating to allegations made by Witness 240. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 340's statements to States of Jersey Police dated 9 July 2008 and 9 March 2009 see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/24/WS000143 and C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/24/WS000144 respectively.

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June 22nd 2009 - June 22nd 2009

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Refers to Witness 340's residency at Haut de la Garenne between 1959 and 1965, mentioning frequent long stays with parents during this time. Refers to allegations of abuse against unidentified members of staff as made by Witness 340. Refers to two allegations made against a specific individual. Comments on extracts from Witness 340's statement [to States of Jersey Police dated 09 July 2008, see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/WS000143], mentioning corroborating accounts and research into the incidents described. Notes that when Witness 340 left Haut de la Garenne, she wrote two letters to an individual, with one of the letters signed with love from Witness 340. Considers it unlikely Witness 340 would have wished to maintain contact with her attacker. Recommends that Witness 340's injury, caused by a cut being stitched by staff at Haut de la Garenne, be examined by a forensic pathologist. Contains responses to other allegations made by other former Haut de la Garenne residents. Considers the allegations made by Witness 340, mentioning a bed tipping incident and the alleged suturing incident. Contains note regarding the presentation of the report to the Suspects panel as of 24 June 2009, with the decision being made to take No Further Action.


Haut de la Garenne
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
Cunningham, Joseph, Civilian Investigator
Tilbrook, Colin


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